Every business is a pyramid.
CEO - Head Dog (1 person)
Exectutive Staff - Higest level of all managers (hand full of people)
Upper management (bunch of people)
Middle management (bunches more people)
First level management (everyone who was "tricked" to believe... whatever lies any level of upper management supported)
Every other "employee" (thousands)
And.. of course... the wanna-be's... everyone who wants to work for this company.
Oh, and did I mention.. that most people work only because they get a consistent paycheck. No matter how small.
Now that's a pyramid if I ever saw one.
Come to think of it.... Government is the ULTIMATE PYRAMID. We should get rid of it too. And.. it pays some people to do "absolutely nothing".
It seems to me that most people don't like to work (heck, I don't either really). So, they get a job that will pay them for doing as little work as possible with the most pay the they can get. ... this is typical of Americans today (in general). So, when someone really does see a GREAT opportunity which Primerica does have to offer, they see "hey...I might have to work to make money" they use the "pyramid" as an excuse.
I for one am still neutral on being an agent for Primerica (still considering but leaning in favor of joining the ranks)... But, after reading a couple hundred of the complaints and comments of this web site alone I'm finding the actual CONSUMER is not really complaining. It seems that most of the complaints are from people who feel they being tricked to be a representative. So, what the company is doing seems to be right. That it may be some individuals or groups of individuals who may need a little conselling in how they "recruit".
I might suggest if you can keep an open mind and look at what the company has to offer you might be able to see past smoke of a bad rep or two. Who knows, you might even change your mind.